Installing OS X Mavericks
I wanted to test the compatibility of some programs so I tried installing OS X Mavericks on a desktop and a laptop. The desktop went easily (due to a dead CR2032 battery which reset the date) but the laptop had problems as its battery was fully functional. After comparing the two systems, I found the only difference was the system date and was then able to install it successfully on a desktop, a laptop, and a Virtual Machine environment. Below are resources I hope will aid you in doing the same.
1. I grabbed a copy of OS X Mavericks from the Internet.
2. I followed the tips in creating a USB Installer.
3. I then use the release date workaround to install successfully.
With Mavericks now installed, this gave me access to download Yosemite and all releases that follow.
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